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Leicester, Derby and Watford in midweek Championship treble

| 11.03.2014

There’s more than just the Champions League to bet on. Coral’s best value is a fabulous 13/2 treble on Leicester City, Derby County and Watford all winning in the Championship.

Nigel Pearson’s Foxes are away at Barnsley, the Rams host Bolton Wanderers and Watford take on Doncaster Rovers.

Barnsley v Leicester City
The league leaders can go eight clear of Burnley and establish a 17-point cushion on an automatic promotion place with victory at Oakwell. Leicester are odds-on to do just that at 3/4.

David Nugent’s double settled the reverse fixture in favour of the Foxes. Back the England cap to bag another brace or better here at 5/1. No team in the Championship has won more away games than Leicester, with 10 of their 23 victories coming on the road.

Foxes boss Pearson was a defender and his team have kept three clean sheets in their last five outings. Back another Leicester shut-out at 7/5 and to win to nil at 19/10.

Derby County v Bolton Wanderers
Rams manager Steve McClaren has never lost a home game against Bolton. County are odds-on 17/20 to beat the Trotters and only Millwall have conceded more away goals than Dougie Freedman’s team.

East Midlands rivals Leicester, meanwhile, are the only Championship club to have scored more than Derby. Chris Martin, their leading marksman, returns from suspension here and is 9/2 to net the opener.

Johnny Russell bagged a brace at the Reebok in the reverse fixture, and punters can get 9/1 on him getting two goals or more here.

Doncaster Rovers v Watford
The Hornets have lost to Rovers once in the last nine meetings. Watford are 11/10 for three points at the Keepmoat which will keep their slender play-off hopes alive.

Lewis McGugan’s double settled the reverse fixture and you can back him for a goal anytime at 2/1, or take 11/1 on him bagging another brace or better here.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov has seen his side win only one of their last six outings. The visitors, meanwhile, have lost one in seven and kept five clean sheets since the end of January. Back the Hornets for another shut-out here at 7/4.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.